New Passage, Gloucestershire
New Passage, a place in the SW of Gloucestershire, on the river Severn, 10 miles NNW of Bristol. A ferry existed here from time immemorial; was the line of Charles I.'s escape after leaving Raglan; was suppressed by Cromwell, on account of treachery by the boatmen to a party of republican soldiers who were pursuing the king; and was not used again till 1747. Since the opening of The Severn Tunnel the ferry has beem disused.
Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5
The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Gloucestershire is available to browse.
Online maps of New Passage are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)